Yusuf Akcayoğlu graduated from Civil Engineering Faculty of the Istanbul Technical University in 1992. His academic background also includes two years of undergraduate studies in Physics at Ankara University’s Science Faculty before moving into the Engineering field.
Akcayoğlu started his career with the Southern Coast Highway Project in Turkey. After being involved in civil/infrastructure and mixed-use development projects in the Russian Federation for 6 years, he returned to Turkey in 1999 for the New Runway, Apron and Taxiways Project of the Istanbul Ataturk International Airport. He pursued his graduate studies in the US between 2001 and 2004 and holds an MBA degree from California State University.
Akçayoğlu worked for TAV from 2004 till 2014, starting as GCC Regional Director then he is appointed as Middle East Director. He played an instrumental role in steering TAV Construction’s rapid expansion in the region. Some of the noteworthy projects that he oversaw including the Passenger Terminal Complex of the New Doha International Airport in Qatar, the Main Contract 1 (MC-1) package of the Development of the Muscat International Airport project in the Sultanate of Oman, Midfield Terminal Building at the Abu Dhabi International Airport, King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, Damac Towers by Paramount consisting of 4 towers, 54 floors each, and the 101-storey 425 meters record tall Marina-101 Hotel & Residences Tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Yusuf Akçayoğlu joined İGA İnşaat in December 2014 and currently holding CEO position for İGA Airport development.